Sports briefs | Trevon Young scores 31, brings down 25 rebounds in Braden River victory

January 30, 2013 

Prep boys basketball: Young lifts Braden River

EAST MANATEE -- Braden River big man Trevon Young turned in career highs of 31 points and 25 rebounds Tuesday night as the Pirates sneaked past Southeast 54-52.

Young hit 13 of 17 field-goal attempts and had four blocked shots. Terrance Cummings added 11 points, and Braden River (14-8) hit 10 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter.

The Seminoles, who led by eight points in the third quarter, got 15 points from Ronald Taylor and 12 from Antonio Ray.

Braden River's game at Lakewood Ranch, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Thursday.

ELSEWHERE -- Evan Wilson scored 15 points and recorded six blocks, but Out-of-Door Academy suffered a 60-46 loss at Spring Hill Bishop McGlaughlin. The Thunder are 2-15.

Prep boys soccer: Region tournaments begin

District champions Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch and Saint Stephen's open region tournament play at home on Wednesday.

Saint Stephen's will meet Largo Indian Rocks Christian at 3:30 p.m. at Turner Fields. Palmetto hosts Tampa King, and Lakewood Ranch will welcome Naples Gulf Coast. Both games are at 7 p.m.

Manatee hits the road. The Hurricanes will visit Naples Barron Collier at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

College football: Big Ten could reshuffle

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Big Ten might put more emphasis on geography when shuffling divisions after eastern schools Maryland and Rutgers join the Midwest-centric league by 2014.

Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said "there seems to be a lot of sentiment" within the conference to have divisional alignments based more on geography. He said that would help with travel issues, particularly for sports other than football.

The current 12-team Big Ten split into two divisions for football in 2011. Commissioner Jim Delany had said the conference sought to keep competitive balance and promote new rivalries while keeping traditions and existing rivalries in mind.

ELSEWHERE -- Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is leaving the Cavaliers to take an NFL job. The university announced Lazor's departure. A person familiar with the situation says Lazor will join Chip Kelly's new Philadelphia Eagles staff.

Soccer: U.S., Canada tie in qualifying tune-up

HOUSTON -- The United States prepped for its opening game in the final round of World Cup qualifying with a dull 0-0 tie against Canada on Tuesday night as defender Omar Gonzalez returned to the American national team lineup after a two-year absence.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed all 11 starters from November's 2-2 tie at Russia and is likely to change the entire lineup against for the Feb. 6 qualifier against Honduras at San Pedro Sula.

With Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and the other regulars remaining with their clubs in Europe for weekend matches, the U.S. started an all-Major League Soccer lineup for the first time since January 2007 against Denmark.

X Games: Snowmobiler in critical condition

DENVER -- Snowmobiler Caleb Moore was in critical condition in a Colorado hospital after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, and a relative said the family wasn't hopeful about the 25-year-old's chances for survival.

Moore was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump and went over the handlebars and landed face first into the snow. The snowmobile rolled over him, but he walked off with help and went to a hospital with a concussion.

Tennis: Top seed Ivanovic saved by rain

PATTAYA, Thailand -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic was saved by the rain when the last set of her first-round match with Japan's Ayumi Morita was suspended at the Pattaya Open.

Morita was leading 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 when rain stopped play. The match resumes Wednesday.

ELSEWHERE -- Switzerland's Davis Cup captain says Roger Federer might play in the competition again, although the 17-time Grand Slam champion won't represent his country before the U.S. Open in September.

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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